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Publisher: MELA, P. / SOLINUS, G.J.
Title: [Map of Turkey]
Published in: Basle, Michael Isengrin, 1544
Size: 3.6 x 5.2 inches.
9.2 x 13.3 cm.

Condition: Wood block map with Latin letter press. Size of paper : 315x210mm. Some very light paper browning and light marginal spotting. Overall very good.
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Page with an early representation of Turkey with Cyprus and Syria. This text page with a fine wood block printed map is from the rare work "C. Iulii Solini Polyhistor, Rerum Toto Orbe Memorabilium Thesaurus Locupletissimus. Huic Ob Argumenti Similitudinem Pomponii Melae De Situ Orbis libros tres, . . ."
The book is the only formal treatise on the subject, written in classical Latin by the first Roman geographer. Mela divides the earth into five sections, two of which he deems uninhabitable, and declares the existence of antichthones which inhabit the southern zone, the climate of which would prove unbearable for the population of the northern regions.

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MELA, P. / SOLINUS, G.J. - [Map of Turkey]

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Approx. Euro 250  

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